Educational Psychology, Department of

 

Date of this Version

10-1-2013

Citation

J Multicult Couns Devel. 2013 October 1; 41(4): 224–239. doi:10.1002/j.2161-1912.2013.00038.x.

Comments

Copyright © 2013 American Counseling Association; published by John Wiley & Sons. Used by permission.

Abstract

This phenomenological study elucidates the identity development processes of 12 secondgeneration adult Asian Indian Americans. The results identify salient sociocultural factors and multidimensional processes of racial and ethnic identity development. Discrimination, parental, and community factors seemed to play a salient role in influencing participants’ racial and ethnic identity development. The emergent Asian Indian American racial and ethnic identity model provides a contextualized overview of key developmental periods and turning points within the process of identity development.

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